MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) today announced that the SKECHERS KIDS collection has been recognized with a design excellence award in the Children’s category from trade publication Footwear Plus. This marks the Company’s ninth overall Plus Award for footwear design excellence and the third for SKECHERS KIDS.
Created by Footwear Plus and co-sponsored by the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the 18th Annual Plus Awards were nominated and voted on by thousands of footwear retailers and consumers nationwide in recognition of the industry’s most compelling product offerings.
“It’s a great honor for the entire team at SKECHERS to receive the Plus Award from Footwear Plus recognizing the excellence of our SKECHERS KIDS collection,” said SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg.“We’re exceptionally proud of our boys’ and girls’ product and some of our latest innovations are currently found in the Kids’ collection in our lighted footwear. We’re delivering great product for every age from toddlers to tweens with fun, bright and lightweight designs that kids everywhere love for school and play. And the collection is strong not only in the United States but around the globe as well—we can’t wait to build on this with amazing product coming later this year for back-to-school.”
“Congratulations to Skechers on winning the Plus Award for design excellence in the children’s category,” noted Greg Dutter, editorial director of Footwear Plus magazine. “Skechers’ extensive collection spans a broad range of boys and girls styles that feature lights, colors and creative concepts that grab the attention of kids while the quality constructions and proven comfort features appeal to parents. It’s a winning formula in children’s footwear design.”
Previous Footwear Plus honors for SKECHERS include the Company of the Year Award in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015, and Plus Awards for Design Excellence in 2000 for Young Women’s Fashion; in 2001 for Women’s Streetwear; in 2005 and 2006 for Men’s Streetwear; in 2002 for Kids’ Fashion, in 2013 for the Running and Children’s categories, and in 2015 for Athleisure.
SKECHERS offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division which includes comfort-focused, trend-right product for men and women plus this year’s Plus Award-winning Kids’ collection, and the Skechers Performance Division which offers Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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